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[Marion Spencer Hall's Travel Diary]

Author:
Hall, Joseph Underwood, 1881-1936  Search this
Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (8.5" x 7.1".)
Container:
Box 6, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1928 August 17 to 1928 September 14
1928
Scope and Contents:
Travel diary written by Marion Spencer Hall while on a trip across Europe in 1928..
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Travel -- Europe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall, Jr. Papers

Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Downs, Darian  Search this
Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (12 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
undated
Summary:
The collection primarily documents the personal life and medical career of Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Hall was among the first to use the new X-ray technology and built his own X-ray machine.
Scope and Contents:
The collection primarily documents the personal life and medical career of Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. There is a significant amount of material relating to both his paternal and maternal families and collateral relatives. The collection is arranged into two series. Series one contains the personal papers of Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Series two documents the lives of his family.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr., 1868-1967, undated

Series 2: Hall, White and Montague Families, 1780-1976, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. was born on February 9, 1868 at Gold Hill, Story County, Nevada, the second child of Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Sr. (1822-1898) and Katherine Bess White (1844-1918). Hall received his primary education at Gold Hill High School where he graduated in 1883 at the age of fifteen. Upon graduation, he left Nevada and travelled to San Francisco, California where he worked at a drug store while pursuing an education at the University of California School of Pharmacy. Following this phase of his education, he acquired a position at the Quicksilver Mining Company in New Almaden, California as a clerk and druggist for the Miners Fund Dispensary. In 1886, Hall studied medicine under Dr. S. E. Winn and assisted him in visiting patients, prescribing treatments and performing surgical procedures. In 1887, Hall attended Cooper Medical College and served as chief assistant at Dr. L. C. Lane's private clinic. Upon completion of this course of study, he moved to Philadelphia to attend Jefferson Medical College where he received his medical degree in April 1889.

Dr. Hall returned to California, in the summer of 1889, where he served as resident physician to the Quicksilver Mining Company in New Almaden, California, and remained there until 1894. He then pursued more medical training in Chicago and New York before returning to San Jose, California. He married Grace May Spencer (1871-1954), the daughter of Judge Francis Elias Spencer (1835-1898) and Mary Catherine Pray (1838-1903) on December 27, 1894 and opened a medical practice. To this union four children were born: Francis Spencer Hall (1896-1998), Joseph Underwood Hall III (1906-1907), Marshall Spencer Hall (1908-1990), and Marian Catherine Hall (1910-2003).

It was during this time that the doctor began working with the O'Connor Sanitarium and remained an important force for twenty-five years. On September 17, 1917, the United States Army appointed him Captain in the medical section of the Officer's Reserve Corps. He served on active duty at Fort Riley, Kansas until December 15, 1918. Upon his discharge, he opened a medical office in San Francisco, California. He continued to open offices throughout California during his medical career serving the local communities well. Dr. Hall's significance to the medical profession is his use of the new X-ray technology and the creation of his own X-ray machine, which is documented in in this collection.

Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. died on October 25, 1946 at the age of seventy-eight in San Francisco, California as the result of a rare type of bone cancer. He had assisted others for fifty-seven years in his medical practice.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by Dr. Hall's granddaughter, Darian Downs.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Mining -- California  Search this
X-rays  Search this
Physicians -- California  Search this
Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1317
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Hall, White and Montague Families

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1780 - 1976
Scope and Contents:
Includes the personal papers of the Hall, White, and Montague families. Most notable is a bound copy of the family history, based on a genealogy, written in 1898 by Joseph Underwood Hall Sr. In 1942 updates, comments and photographs were added by Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. A number of the documents and photographs included in this publication are also found among the personal papers of each family member. The family history begins with Judge John Hall who was born in Scotland in 1749. Judge Hall was a teacher, surveyor, mathematician, farmer, and sheriff in Barren County, Kentucky. Other materials not found in the published account of the family history include photographs, genealogies, travel diaries, baby books, correspondence between family members, financial documents, and property records. The materials are arranged first in chronological order and then by the creator or collector of the materials.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1317, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr.

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1868 - 1967
Scope and Contents:
Contains the personal papers of Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall, Jr. There are some material documenting his early education and later his medical training including graduation essays. A significant amount of correspondence dating from 1884-1945 covers most of his life and includes information about both his personal and profession activities. There is a small of information relating to his military career. A scrapbook compiled by Dr. Hall contains poetry; quotations; writings, including a one-paragraph statement written by him giving his opinion about women's suffrage; articles on medical subjects and about Dr. Hall, his X-Ray experiments, and people he knew in San Jose; articles about the New Almaden mine; speeches; announcements and invitations for events; items relating to Jefferson Medical College; and photographs of Dr. Hall, his family, his homes, his offices, the town of New Almaden, and his x-ray machine. Also included among these materials is a pocket diary containing accounting notes and addresses. A ledger book from the New Almaden Mine details accounting activities dating from 1890-1893. There are a number of cashbooks dating later in his life.

Box 7 contains inactive mold present on these materials, which has been reduced with surface cleaning and vacuuming. Mold is dormant, but spores may spread and reactivate in certain conditions. Please practice the following hygiene guidelines to keep yourself and the collections safe. Photo-safe (nitrile synthetic, non-latex) gloves must be used when handling these materials. If you have difficulty writing or keyboarding notes, wear one glove on your non-dominant hand to turn pages while leaving the other ungloved. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, nose while and immediately after handling contents. Wash hands thoroughly after use. Persons with allergic sensitivities or breathing conditions should consider wearing an N-95 particulate mask when paging through these volumes. Gloves and masks are available from Reference staff. Gloves, masks should be discarded after use. Surfaces should be cleaned afterwards.

The materials are arranged in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1317, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Envelopes

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Graduating essay and examination papers (original)

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1879 - 1883
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Medical Corps, United States Army letters and orders

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Photographs

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Marian Spencer Hall

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1919 - 1930
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Victoria, British Columbia and Island touring map

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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World map

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Expense book

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
March 1890
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Notebook

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1946
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Scrapbook

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1895-1936
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Report card

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1879 - 1880
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Essays and examination papers

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1879 - 1881
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Graduation essay and examination papers (copy)

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1879 - 1883
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Notes

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1883 - 1919
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Correspondence

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1884
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1317-ref17

Correspondence

Collection Donor:
Downs, Darian  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hall, Joseph Underwood Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1885
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall Jr. Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Dr. Joseph Underwood Hall, Jr. Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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